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of state. some republicans say susan rice was either lying or incompetent when five days after the attack she said there was no information to conclude it was premeditated. >> we will do whatever is necessary to block the nomination. >> president obama is strongly defending rice. the u.s. ambassador to the united nations. he says he has not yet determined whether he will nominate her for secretary of state. >>> the military has suspended the security clearance for the woman at the center of the petreaus scandal. paula broadwell is a former army intelligence officer who had high clearance. meantime, cbs news has learned the identity of of the fbi agent who first brought the case to the bureau. frederick humphries is a friend of jill kelley, who went to him when she started getting harassing e-mails from paula broadwell. >>> 5:39 now. summer storm sandy drove the number of people seeking unemployment benefits up to 439,000 last week. that's the highest level in 18 months due to superstorm sandy. today president obama is going to new york city to see the devastation firsthand from the storm.
the cia confirmed to them susan rice was told spontaneous protests over an anti-islam film sparked the attack. >> we do not have information at present -- >> reporter: rice was given the information as part of an unclassified briefing before she appeared on sunday morning talk shows five days after the attack. >> that unclassified version turned out to be inaccurate as we found out later. >> reporter: several republican senators are threatening to block rice from become the next secretary of state because of her assertions the attack didn't appear to be pre- planned. now, today's two hearings with petraeus are considered critical to this investigation. but frank, we hear there are at least three more coming after today. >> well, susan, like you said, i would imagine that the petraeus sex scandal will have to come up. are there any new developments on that front? >> reporter: the cia has opened an exploratory investigation into petraeus's general behavior. they want to know if he used his job to facilitate the affair, using private jets and accommodations to facilitate the affair an
critics, senate republicans say they are even more troubled over u.n. ambassador susan rice's initial response to the deadly terror attack in benghazi. in a closed meeting yesterday, rice met with several senators including arizona republican john mccain. rice has been criticized for linking the attack to a spontaneous protest when in fact it was later revealed to be a preplanned attack. rice says that's the information she was given. >> we are going to get to the bottom of this. we have to have a system we can trust. if you don't know what happened, just say you don't mo what happened. >> rice needs the senate's support if president obama nominates her to become the next secretary of state. she will be back on capitol hill for more meetings with lawmakers today. >>> time now 5:11. act of sabotage? shocking new allegations in a deadly fire in bangladesh. >> plus the school bus was going up in flames. how the hero bus driver saved a student who was trapped inside. >> and impressive by day and dazzling by night. more dramatic images coming in from hawaii. now there's a way to make just
and over 160 palestinians were killed during the eight days of attacks. >>> u.n. ambassador susan rice now defending herself in the aftermath of the benghazi attacks. senator john mccain has criticized her for participating in what he describes as a over cover-up. >> this president has and administration have been guilty of cover-up or incompetence. >>> the focus is on rice because she is believed to be the president's first choice to replace secretary of state hillary clinton. some republican senators have vowed to block her nomination. she spoke publicly about the controversy yesterday. >> when discussing the attacks against our facilities in benghazi, i relied solely and squarely on the information provided to me by the intelligence community. i made clear that the information was preliminary and that our investigations would give us the definitive answers. everyone, particularly the intelligence community, has worked in good faith to provide the best assessment based on the information available. >> she also says some of the statements that senator mccain said about her are unfounded.
will be the focus as susan rice holds meetings with key lawmakers. the u.s. ambassador to the united nations has been criticized by some republicans for comments she made shortly after those attacks. at the time, she said at tax stemmed from a protest against an anti-islam video. rice is considered a possible nominee to replace the outgoing hillary clinton as the secretary of state. >>> meanwhile, lawmakers on capitol hill are jockeying for position right now in efforts to fix the federal budget and avoid the dreaded "fiscal cliff." if they don't reach a deal by the end of the year, tax hikes and across the board budget cuts will automatically kick in. susan mcginnis has more on today's efforts to get democrats and republicans a little closer together. >>> reporter: president obama will begin a media blitz this week highlighting his efforts to steer clear of the "fiscal cliff." he will first meet with small business owners at the white house today. at the other end of pennsylvania avenue, fellow democrat senator dick durbin will give what's being called a ma
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